The project workplan comprised 9 workpackages.
The implementation strategy foresaw workpackage 1 to initiate the projects activities by assessing industrial requirements and use-cases, both of which are of critical importance for an industrially driven demonstration project. WP1 provided the basis for the subsequent development and demonstration activities. It continued throughout the project with activities centered on the monitoring of implementation vs. industrial needs and standardization issues to be considered and taken up during the course of the project.
Building on real-life demands of the industrial partners of the ReBorn consortium, the technological basis and prototyping was done within 3 tandems of a RTD (Research, Technology & Development) and a DEMO (demonstration) WP, respectively. Each WP tandem reflected one of the main focus areas of the project as described above (see “From Vision to Reality”). These tandems were:
WP2+5 Modular Plug&Produce equipment, in-line adaptive manufacturing
WP3+6 Innovative factory lay-out design techniques and adaptive (re)configuration, and
WP4+7 Flexible and low-cost mechanical systems for fast and easy assembly and disassembly
Lastly, workpackages 8 – Business models, Exploitation, IP Management & Dissemination – and workpackage 9 – Management – were horizontal activities. These accompanied all other WPs throughout the project by delivering the administration and communiction framework as well as covering IP issues of the consortium and promoting the exploitation of emerging project results taking into consideration different types of business startegies.